MLA's Educational Webinar
Research versus research: Sometimes the Little r Is All You Need
Wednesday, December 11, 2013, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m., Central Time
With so many changes happening in health care, medical libraries are forced
to change their focus and end goals to align with those of the hospital, academic
medical center, or organization. Demonstrating value now means proving the library
saves the institution money rather than keeping statistics of interlibrary loans
filled, searches completed, and other traditional metrics. This presentation
will help medical librarians gain a better understanding of what types of research
they can do to help prove value, whether it be formal Research (with a big R)
or quality initiative research (with a little r). Often times, the little r
is all you need. At the end of this session, participants should have a better
understanding of how to approach and complete projects, including deciding between
Research and research, choosing the best data collection method, and reporting
- Individuals and sites can register for webinar, to be held Wednesday,
December 11, 2013, 1:00 p.m.2:30 p.m., central time.
- Length: 1.5 hour webinar
- Technical information: Webinar using Adobe Connect. All technical
and audio information will be provided prior to the live program.
- Individuals: $49 (nonmembers, $75)
- Sites (for unlimited viewers at one location): $199 (nonmembers,
- Register, participate, and earn 1.5 MLA continuing education (CE)
contact hours. Registration includes access to recorded version.
is limited, so register now!
Heather N. Holmes, AHIP
Heather N. Holmes, AHIP, is the clinical informationist for Summa Health System's
Akron City and St. Thomas Hospitals in Akron, OH. She received her master of
library and information science degree from the University of Pittsburgh in
1998. Prior to accepting the position at Summa, Holmes worked for Lake Erie
College of Osteopathic Medicine (LECOM) in Erie, PA; Mount Carmel Hospitals
in Columbus, OH; and Mercy College of Northwest Ohio in Toledo, OH. She has
presented at several international meetings including MLA and the Alliance for
Continuing Medical Education (ACME) and was invited to the International Congress
on Medical Librarianship (ICML) in Brisbane, Australia, in 2009. Holmes is a
2010 recipient of the National Library of Medicine's biomedical informatics
fellowship held in Woods Hole, MA, as well as one of Library Journal's Movers
& Shakers for 2011. The position that she currently holds evolved from the
clinical work she has been doing over the past several years. She is also a
Distinguished Member of the Academy of Health Information Professionals.
For more information or questions contact Debra
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